Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center turns out to be one of a host of available nursing homes at your disposal in Sarasota, Florida. This nursing home was given an A- overall, which is one of our more impressive grades. We were so impressed with this nursing home that we ranked it in the top third of all facilities in the country. This place's impressive report card was highlighted by its inspection reports, which you can find in the next paragraph.
Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center
- Nursing Home
Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Reese
- Accepts Medicare 1
- Accepts Medicaid 1
- No CCRC
- Has Resident Council
- No Family Council
- Non profit - Corporation
- Offers Post-Acute Care
- Offers Inpatient Rehab
- Offers Outpatient Rehab
- Personal Care
- Medication Management
- Home Making
- Speech Therapy
- Wound Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Mental Health
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Recreational Therapy
- Pain Management
- Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Registered Staff Hours
To go along with its great overall grade, we gave this nursing home an A for our inspections rating. Perhaps the most significant factor we look at in determining our inspection scores is deficiencies. Deficiencies can be found on a nursing home's inspection reports. Places with better grades in this area most likely avoided the most severe deficiencies involving things like patient abuse. While this place had a few minor dings on its inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are labeled as categories G through L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. Finally, this facility had no substantiated complaints this year from residents, which is an excellent sign.
Long-term Care Quality
Contributing to its high-end profile, this facility also received an excellent long-term care score, with a grade of A. Nursing homes that receive this type of grade in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to ensure patients are kept in good health. In addition to assessing the amount of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home provided the vaccine to 98.830414 percent of its patients, which is far higher than the majority of nursing homes. Lastly, this nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. In fact, it had only 0.04 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.
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Short-term Care Quality
Adding to its fine profile, this nursing home also was awarded an excellent short-term care score, with a grade of A-. In computing our short-term care ratings, we scrutinize the facility's levels of skilled nursing, which includes registered nurses, physical therapists speech therapists and other highly trained professionals. This score is considered to be a reliable measure of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. Fortunately, it looks like this nursing home has registered nurses on staff. Not every facility employs these types of nurses. However, based on the information this nursing home provided, it does not look like the facility employs physical therapists. The last metric we assessed in this category is the percentage of residents who who were able to eventually return home from the facility. We found that 6.4 percent of this nursing home's residents returned home as opposed to remaining at the nursing home on a permanent basis.
The next area we graded is this facility's weakest area. However, even in its weakest link we still gave it a respectable grade of C for nursing. We looked at the licensure of nurses working for the facility, in addition to the quantity of time those nurses spent with residents, in calculating our rating in this area. This nursing home provided just 0.4 hours of nursing care per resident on a daily basis. This is a relatively low total compared with most other facilities. Finally, despite not having the most impressive total nursing hours, this facility actually performed admirably in the area of preventing major falls. This is usually an indicator that a facility has sufficient quality controls in place.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 9.03% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This metric is an indication of the percent of long-term residents which are suffering from new or worsened pressure ulcers. We have found that pressure ulcers are an indicator of the quality of nursing care a nursing home provides.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 2.8% of Patients had Serious Falls
This tells you the percentage of residents who suffered from a major fall. Falls resulting in serious injuries are often caused by lower levels of patient supervision. Better nursing protocols reduces the percentage of residents in a nursing home who sustain major falls.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.82% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of residents who sustained a urinary tract infection. Urinary tract infections are considered by many experts to be a measure of the quality of nursing care . UTI's are routinely the result of a nursing home with worse hygiene protocols. However, this datapoint can be skewed for certain facilities due to varying reporting standards for urinary tract infections.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 10.99% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This is an indication of the percent of long-term stay patients taking antipsychotic medications. While antipsychotic medications serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used only where medically required. In some cases, increased usage of these drugs may mean a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 21.46% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antianxiety medications. These drugs are prescribed to residents experiencing anxiety or depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 2.43% of Patients
This datapoint is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents showing signs of depression.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 94.61% of Patients
This is the percent of patients that were given the flu and pneumonia vaccines. High vaccination rates should be standard at this point.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 13.17% Percentage of Patients
This is the percent of residents who required additional assistance with activities of daily living over time.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.15% Percentage of Residents
This is a measure of the percent of long-term patients that maintained mobility. Some experts argue that the ability to move around is vital to patients physical and mental health.
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 1.59 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This indicates the number of times residents are hospitalized per thousand days of patient care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 18.15 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of rehospitalizations per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is typically a correlation between having fewer hospitalizations and the quality of rehabilitation services.
Short-term Care: ER Visits
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 9.19 Percentage of Patients
This indicates the number of emergency room visits per thousand days of short-term patient care. There is a correlation between having fewer emergency room visits and the quality of rehabilitation.
Short-term Care: Facilitates Functional Improvement
In Heartland Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, 77.65% Percentage of Resident
This is the percent of short-term residents that saw functional improvements, such as with activities of daily living.
Scores for Sarasota, FL
- Overall Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Nurse Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Short-term Care Rating has a grade of B-plus
- Inspection Rating has a grade of A-minus
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